[ ney ]
/ neɪ /

verb (used without object)

to utter the cry of a horse; whinny.


the cry of a horse; whinny.


Origin of neigh

before 1000; Middle English ney(gh)en, Old English hnǣgan, cognate with Middle Dutch neyen, Old Saxon hnēgian, Middle High German nēgen, Old High German hneigen, Old Norse hneggja; akin to Old Saxon hnechian; Middle Dutch nighen, Middle Low German nigen, Middle High German nyhen; and, with intrusion in the initial, Old Norse gneggja, Norwegian kneggja. See nag2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for neigh


/ (neɪ) /


the high-pitched cry of a horse; whinny


(intr) to make a neigh or a similar noise
(tr) to utter with a sound like a neigh

Word Origin for neigh

Old English hnǣgan; related to Old Saxon hnēgian
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